Press Release: Afrobarometer Global Taxation Data Release By CLEEN Foundation

Afrobarometer will release the views of 43,500 African citizens on taxation – transparency, and compliance – on 5 March at 9:00am in Lagos at the Best Western Plus in Ikeja.

The presentation, which is in collaboration with Nigeria’s CLEEN Foundation, will also show views on corruption among government revenue authorities – a timely issue in Nigeria and the continent.

African governments’ independence from donors and donor priorities in part hinges on effectiveness in raising and managing taxes. At the same time, government accountability rests on the abilities of citizens to see how their taxes are used and on people’s trust in the integrity of the tax authorities.

Afrobarometer surveys are based on nationally representative samples.  These 29-country results therefore represent the views of approximately more than half the continent’s population.


Afrobarometer measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in many African countries including Nigeria and are repeated on a regular cycle. The survey instrument asks a standard set of questions in all participating countries, but there are also a set of country specific questions that address relevant issues within each country.

Data for Afrobarometer Round 5 was collected in 34 countries from 2011 to 2013. The survey asks questions on a wide range of issues including democracy and governance, economy, approval ratings of leaders and institutions, decentralization and local government, living conditions, perceptions of corruption, security, national and ethnic identity, media and election preferences. Questions on taxation were not asked in five North African countries.

Together with its National Partners in each country, Afrobarometer is a joint enterprise of four institutions: The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP) in Benin and the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi in Kenya. The project receives technical support from Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Cape Town (UCT). Afrobarometer’s Nigeria partners are the CLEEN Foundation and Practical Sampling International (PSI).

Date:  5th March, 2014
Venue: Best Western Plus Hotel, 12 Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos
Time: 9am

For further information please contact Raphael Mbaegbu on +234 806 329 2096;

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